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October 5, 1957

NUTRITION AND PREGNANCY

JAMA. 1957;165(5):604. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02980230174015

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Abstract

Few doubt that the nutritional status and dietary habits of a mother have an effect on the outcome of her pregnancy. Most are equally willing to agree that the nutritional status of the mother prior to conception is also important, thereby expanding the area of nutrition in pregnancy to include the nutrition of the adolescent girl. This rather broad field of somewhat specialized nutrition demands the attention of the general practitioner; yet reliable information on the effective nutritional management of these patients is not always available. The Council on Foods and Nutrition, in an effort to fill this need, has enlisted the cooperation of the University of Missouri and the Boone County ( Missouri) Medical Society in sponsoring a symposium on nutrition in pregnancy, to be held October 11, 1957, in Columbia, Mo.

To present the role of nutrition during pregnancy, topics discussed will include the influence of the maternal nutritional

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